“One important thing that makes us human, one thing we have that separates us from all other species on our planet, has been noted by psychologists and biologists.
It’s not the fact that we have a language to communicate with- other animals, such as birds, whales, dolphins, even bees, have sophisticated signaling systems. It’s not that we’ve learned to use tools (chimpanzees do that), that we have built societes (ants have those), or learned to deceive (crows and monkeys). It’s not that we’re bidepal and have opposable thumbs (primates) or that we often mate for life (gibbons, prairie voles, angelfi sh, sandhill cranes, termites).
What distinguishes us most is one thing no other animals do: Art.”
The World in Six Songs – Dr. Daniel J. Levitin
My boyfriend shared this today. I read this again and again. It is big pleasure to share with all of you too.
p.s. Thank you Nikosmos!